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Journey into an Invisible War

A filmmaker travels through the West Bank exploring the relationship between Palestinians and Israeli settlers.

Last updated: 17 Jun 2014 14:50
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“We recognise that the Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, to be independent, to be prosperous. We will be generous," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

But his words have rang hollow.

In the face of international condemnation, the incremental encroachment of new Israeli settlements onto Palestinian land goes on with little restraint.

[Israeli settlers] have much more rights than me. I am not allowed in the street where I was born.

Issa Amro, Youth Against Settlements

With every square metre of territory that is taken, with every Palestinian olive grove that is burnt down, or house that is demolished, the land available for an independent Palestine state shrinks a little more.

But why is the settlement movement so difficult to stop? Who is driving it and why? Is it destined to continue until there is no more Palestinian land to take?

In this film, French producer and reporter Paul Moriera travels through the West Bank to meet Palestinians and Israeli settlers.

In Hebron, Moriera sees how the old Arab city is gradually being overwhelmed by Israeli incomers, whose security forces are imposing a bizarre street-by-street apartheid on the Palestinians who have always lived there.

In new hilltop settlements, built on stolen land, he encounters the sometimes startling intolerance of their ultra-orthodox communities who will do whatever they can to take more.

Meanwhile the outside world looks on helplessly - either unable or unwilling to intercede - and there are few signs this tidal wave of occupation and annexation is ever going to end.

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